Dr Lwazi Lushaba


 Room 5.24.1, Robert Leslie Social 


  • Roles

    • Politics Department Postgraduate Committee
  • Biography

    Dr Lwazi Lushaba has a BA (Hons) from the University of Transkei, an MA in Philosophy from the University of Ibadan, an MPhil from the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences in Kolkata, and a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has taught at Fort Hare and Wits, and he has held a Visiting Fellowship at the African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands.

  • External Appointments

  • Useful Links

  • Research, Knowledge Exchange and Impact

    Lushaba’s interests include political philosophy, in particular German phenomenology and Enlightenment philosophy; Subaltern Studies (decolonial thought, the politics of representation, and postcolonial theory); African Politics, including African political economy and the postcolonial African state; and radical African/Black traditions of intellectual thought.


  • Teaching

    Undergraduate teaching 

    POL1004F - Introduction to Politics 

    POL1009F - Introduction to Politics +

    Postgraduate teaching 

    POL4007H - Research Essay/Project 

    POL4050/POL5050 - Contemporary Debates in African Politics 


  • Postgrad Supervision

  • Publications

    • Hendricks, C. and Lushaba, L. (eds) From National Liberation to Democratic Renaissance in Southern Africa (Dakar: CODESRIA, 2005); 
    • Lushaba, L. (2009) Development as Modernity, Modernity as Development (Dakar: CODESRIA, 2009).
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